Gregor Maček Trademarks - Slovenia

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Resljeva cesta 16
1000 Ljubljana

Tel: +386 (0) 1 432-01-67
Fax: +386 (0) 1 431-53-31


Gregor holds a degree in electrical engineering and law, both of the University of Ljubljana. He joined ITEM in 1997 and in 2000 became a managing partner. He has a wide range of experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters especially in the fields of trademarks, domain names, patents and industrial designs. Gregor has been actively involved in preparing amendments to the Industrial Property Act in 2001 and 2006. Gregor has written several articles and lectured on new Slovenian legislation and case law.

Law Practice:

ITEM trademark team has extensive experience in handling trademark matters before Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) and Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM), as well as in trademark litigation proceedings (i.e. invalidation, non-use cancelation, infringement actions) before Slovenian courts. With its network of associates, ITEM renders full range of trademark related services, including enforcement also in Balkan countries (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania).


ITEM was established in 1993 when Slovenia became an independent state after separating from Yugoslavia and after a new Slovenian Intellectual Property Office was established in 1991 and started operating in 1992.

The founder of ITEM is Mr. Andrej Vojir, B. Sc. In Electrical Engineering, patent attorney with over 30 years of experience in the field of industrial property. He was the head of industrial property department at ISKRA, the largest Slovenian electronics company and also one of the founders of the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO).

ITEM soon became one of the leading patent and trademark law firms in Slovenia providing legal representation and counseling in all fields of intellectual property law (trademarks, designs, patents, domains, customs measures concerning counterfeits, litigation).

With respect to territory, ITEM covers Slovenia, international trademarks and designs before WIPO, Community trademarks and designs before OHIM, and European patents before EPI. In cooperation with its associates ITEM covers also Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Albania.

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